WILIJAM TOK ITOMBOIJDT. 303 which was his share of the parental inheritance, to the poet Franz von KleisL Both brothers had the intention of proceeding to Italy over Dresden, Vienna, and the Alps—the younger brother with the view of continuing his journey to Spain, and thence to the new world. In June, William proceeded5 with Ms whole family., to Dresden., where he remained several weeks, and was joined by his brother Alexander. Here the family affairs were finally arranged, for which purpose Saintly the former tutor, had also joined the brothers. In Dresden they spent their time agreeably, with the Councillor Korner and the Prussian ambassador, Count von Gessler. They were obliged to remain ia Dresden longer than they had anticipated3 because Madame von Htunboldt was attacked by a fever, From. Dresden the entire family proceeded to Vienna, and remained here also longer than they had wished, awaiting the issue of the pending war7 which at last forced them to give up for the time their journey to Italy. The Southern Germany had been swept tole- rably clean of enemies by the victorious campaign of the Archduke Charles in the preceding year, but the advantages which Bonapaxte*s genius had achieved in Italy and the Adriatic provinces obliged the Austriazis to negotiate. These negotiations lasted a long time, but the fate of Italy was clear, and a journey thither scarcely possible. Goethe, also, could only proceed as far as Switzerland. On the l*5th September, Schiller wrote to the latter : cc I have to-day received a letter from our friend Humboldt. He no longer likes "Vienna, has all but abandoned the plan of the Italian journey, and is nearly determined to proceed to Paris^ but the newest events there will have changed tills purpose again/* Schiller was, however, in error, these events confirmed the plan of the journey 'to Paris, Humboldt now determined to approach && French boundary at the foot of the Alps^ a&d 'there to await the anticipated peace between.1 Austria and. France.